Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State has dismissed reports that he’s planning to dump the All Progressives Party (APC) over political developments in the state.
Amosun stated this when he fielded questions from State House correspondents after a closed-door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Sunday.
He said: “We will stick with President Buhari. So, I want them to know that we are not going anywhere.
“I’m going to be with the APC, we are in the APC and even after his second term, which by the grace of God and the support of all Nigerians he will win.’’
Concise News reports that prior to Sunday’s meeting with the president, Amosun had visited the presidential villa for over four times within the past three weeks where he met separately with the president and the vice-president Yemi Osinbajo.
The APC National Working Committee had forwarded the name of Prince Dapo Abiola to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as the party’s governorship candidate in the 2019 general elections.
This move was against Gov. Amosun’s preferred candidate, Adekunle Akinlade, who was elected as the governorship candidate of the party in another primary conducted by the state’s APC officials.
Amosun had allegedly accused some political interest group of `misinforming’ President Buhari about `political equation’ in Ogun.
But, the governor pledged his political loyalty to the president and vowed to support his political ambition in 2019, saying, however, he would hand over the mantle of leadership to his preferred candidate in 2019.